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Cradle of Aviation Museum

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
(516) 572-4066 www.cradleofaviation.org

Preserving Long Island’s rich aerospace heritage of discovery and inspiring future generations through science and technology.

Long Island’s Air and Space Museum. Over 75 air and space craft in 8 exhibit galleries, chronicling 100 years of aviation from hot air balloons to an actual lunar module. Planetarium shows daily in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium, or enjoy a film in the Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman, National Geographic Dome Theater. Take a spin on the Historic Nunley’s Carousel. Located on Museum Row in Nassau County Long Island, NY, we are easily accessible via major roads and parking is always free.

A great museum for children and adults alike. A children’s museum, science museum and history museum all rolled into one. Dedicated to preserving the past and inspiring future generations through science and technology.

Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City NY

February 2017

Music & Astronomy Night

February 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Presented by the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Adelphi University Join us for an evening of live music paired with scientifically accurate out of this world visuals in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium! Students from Adelphi University will play a mix of originals, covers and improvised pieces to eight original movies highlighting the beauty of the universe and humanity’s desire to explore it. $15 General Admission $12 Students and Members For tickets, call (516) 572-4066, or purchase at the…

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March 2017

The Chocolate Expo

March 5, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. Almost everyone loves chocolate! The Chocolate Expo, now one of the very largest chocolate events in the U.S., offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and more from 35-100 local, regional and even some international vendors, depending on location and the size of the facility. Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as…

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Spaceman – Discussion and Book Signing with Mike Massimino

March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - Discussion and Book Signing Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that’s about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you’re…

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April 2017

Apollo 17 Dinner & Panel Discussion

April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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The Last Mission to the Moon... Apollo 17 Dinner and Panel Discussion with Apollo Astronaut Harrison Schmitt, NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin and University of Notre Dame Professor Clive Neal. On Wednesday, April 26th, the Cradle of Aviation is honored to host an Apollo 17 dinner and panel discussion with Apollo Astronaut and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison H. Schmitt; NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin and Professor Clive Neal, University of Notre Dame. Apollo 17 was the first night launch of…

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June 2017

Unveiling of the Phase II B-314 Exhibit

June 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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The Clippers Go To War! exhibit will be unveiled on June 4, 2017 with a celebration at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Foundation Board Member, Captain John Marshall, will give a fascinating presentation in the Museum's auditorium telling the story of the Pacific Clipper’s heroic flight back to New York. This amazing act of courage in a combat environment is a story that needs to be heard. Following Captain Marshall’s presentation will be a Cocktail Reception. We hope to see…

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October 2017

Our Lady of the Skies 2017 Luncheon

October 26, 2017 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Our Lady of the Skies 2017 Luncheon Honorees Deacon Greg Kandra Multimedia Editor, Catholic Near East Welfare Association Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Ana Lemos Station Manager, Brussels Airlines James Groark Airline Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways Luncheon will held at Cradle of Aviation Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City Thursday, October 26, 2017 Cocktail Hour commences at 11:30 AM Luncheon at 12:30 PM For more information, please call the Chapel Office at (718) 656-5348, email at alicejfkchapel@gmail.com and online at…

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November 2017

Unveiling of the Stratocruiser: A Luxury Story

November 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Unveiling of the Stratocruiser: A Luxury Story 2017 GALA VENUE INFORMATION AND DETAILS NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | 6:30 - 11:30 PM CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM Garden City, New York If you have any questions about this event, please email us at info@panamgala.org. NOTE: If you are unable to join us, consider buying an ad on the Gala Program HERE to show your support. For more information on the Pan Am Museum Foundation, visit us at: www.thepanammuseum.org

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15th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala

The 15th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Gala helps to support the development of new activities and educational programs, and this year honors the innovations of leaders in aviation, education and community service. We are honored to present this year’s Spirit of Discovery Award to Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean, the Leroy R. Grumman Award to Daniel Kearns, President, Aircraft Company, Inc. and the Donald E. Axinn Community Service…

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June 2018

Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame Luncheon

June 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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You are cordially invited to attend the 10th Annual Luncheon of the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Long Island Air & Space Hall of Fame presented by Curtiss-Wright Corporation HonoringThe Induction Class of 2018 Astronaut Michael J. Massimino Louis & Connie Mancuso Alicia Patterson Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:30-2:00 PM Tickets $75.00* per person or $700.00 for a table of 10 Please call reservations at 516-572-4066 Proceeds generated from the luncheon support the museum’s education and preservation programs.

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September 2018

2018 Aviation Luncheon

September 26, 2018 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States

The Queens Boy Scouts of America cordially invite you to the 2018 Aviation Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. This year, our Honorees will be: Cubie Dawson, Vice President of Business Development, Hudson Group Henry Kuykendall, Senior Vice President of Northeast Operations, Delta Frank McIntyre, Director of Public Information of Royal Waste Services, Past President of JFK Chamber of Commerce

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2018 Pan Am Gala “Bon Jour Paris”

September 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Launching of the Jet Age with the Boeing 707: A FAST STORY The Third Annual Clipper Gala will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Pan Am’s B-707 airplane jetting passengers across the Atlantic from Idlewild Airport in New York to LeBourget Airport in Paris. Presentation by Frank Abagnale “Catch Me If You Can” 2018 Pan Am Honorees Appropriately, this year’s gala is titled, BONJOUR PARIS! The gala will be held on September 29, 2018 at the…

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October 2018

2018 Our Lady of the Skies Luncheon

October 25, 2018 at 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Our Lady of the Skies 2017 Luncheon Honorees : Clergy of the Year: Bishop Raymond Chappetto, D.D., Vicar General, Diocese of Brooklyn Man of the Year: Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner at MCR Development Woman of the Year: Klaudia Fitzgerald, Manager Landside Operations, Terminal One Tickets, Sponsorship Packages, Ads and more at www.jfkchapel.org or (718) 656-5348

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November 2018

16th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala

November 7, 2018 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
Cradle of Aviation Museum

The 16th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The Gala helps to support the development of new activities and educational programs, and this year honors the innovations of leaders in aviation, technical achievement and leadership. We are honored to present this year’s Spirit of Discovery Award to Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot Walter Cunningham, the Leroy R. Grumman Award to Teresa Ferraro, President, East/West Industries, Inc. and the Aviation Leadership Award to Tyler Morse, CEO &…

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December 2018

Pan Am Museum Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Flight 103 Memorial Gathering

December 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Pan Am Museum Foundation is welcoming all to attend this event. In remembrance of the two hundred seventy people killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan American Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland December 21, 1988. It was the day the Heart of Pan Am Died - December 21st, 1988. At 1902, Greenwich Mean Time, a terrorist bomb ripped through Pan Am Clipper Maid of the Seas, raining death and destruction on the quiet town of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all…

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July 2019

The Search for Captain Musick & the Samoan Clipper

July 18 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
The Search for Captain Musick & the Samoan Clipper

Broadcasting Live from The Nautilus Working with the Air Sea Heritage Foundation, the objective of this expedition is to locate, identify, and document the wreckage of Samoan Clipper, a Pan American Airways Sikorsky S-42B flying boat lost off the northwest coast of Tutuila, American Samoa in January 1938. If successful, the resulting survey will characterize an archaeological site with major significance to aviation history, determine the final resting place of pioneering Captain Edwin C. Musick and his 6-man crew, plus investigate…

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October 2019

Pan Am Museum 50th Anniversary Gala

October 26 at 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States

"A Royal Affair" Special Guest Speaker Peter Greenberg, Renowned Travel Expert, Acclaimed Broadcaster and CBS News Travel Editor

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November 2019

17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala

November 14 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
Cradle of Aviation Museum

The 17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The Gala helps to support the development of new activities and educational programs, and this year honors the innovations of leaders in aviation, technical achievement, and leadership. We are honored to present this year’s Spirit of Discovery Award to Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, the Leroy R. Grumman Award to Perry K. Youngwall​​​​​​​, CEO & President, Transaero, Inc., and the Aviation Leadership Award to Huntley A.…

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